This week’s #InuktunInTheWild sighting is courtesy of the oldest and most watched news magazine on television: 60 Minutes. Covering Japan’s nuclear accident since it occurred in 2011, the broadcast recently reported on robots and IM3™ (Inuktun Multi-Mission Modular) technology aiding in the cleanup of nuclear fuel.
Short on time but want to see Inuktun’s remotely operated robotic inspection technology on screen? Fast forward to 08:24 of the clip found here. On-screen is Inuktun’s Pelican® case controller, the ideal control setup for a highly radioactive or nuclear environment. You may recall that Inuktun previously provided different components to assist with the nuclear remediation efforts including Microtracs™, Minitracs™, and NanoMag™ miniature magnetic crawlers. Learn more about that here.
When we think about some of the most inhospitable environments that our robotic crawlers and inspection cameras operate in, the nuclear industry has its fair share. Our IM3™ technology can be found regularly performing structural integrity assessments on primary and secondary pipes, welds and vessel components; heat exchangers, steam generators, condensers and feed water heaters; reactor vessels and high-pressure vessels; nuclear fuel pools; transmission and distribution switches; rotating equipment such as turbines and generators; containment vessels; and storage tanks.
Almost everything that gets done in a nuclear environment can be considered mission critical. Trust our proven robotic solutions for confined space inspection, foreign object search and retrieval, remote tooling, corrosion evaluation and so much more. IM3™ technology provides inspectors with the results that nobody else can. Take a look at this #InuktunInTheWild sighting where engineers were able to get a comprehensive look at the underside of the primary double-shell tanks at the Hanford site for the first time!
How can we help solve your remote inspection, handling or tooling challenge? Contact us today to find out! Don’t forget to submit your own photos and videos of IM3™ technology for a chance to be featured on Inuktun’s blog (and score some swag!).